FA charge George Boyd with spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper

George Boyd during his time as a Boro player. Photo: Comet library

George Boyd during his time as a Boro player. Photo: Comet library - Credit: Archant

Former Stevenage winger has until tomorrow (Wednesday) to respond to the charge

Hull City winger George Boyd has been charged with spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during Saturday’s Premier League match between the sides, the Football Association has announced.

According to the FA, the charge is in relation to ‘an alleged breach of FA Rule E1 [a] in that in or around the 68th minute of the game Boyd spat at Manchester City’s Joe Hart’.

The incident was not seen by the match officials but was caught on video, and Boyd has until 6pm tomorrow (Wednesday) to respond to the charge.

Hull manager Steve Bruce earlier this week defended his player, referring back to Boyd’s time as a non-league player with Stevenage, saying: “George is as honest as they come. He was playing non-league six years ago.”


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